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- (pathology) Lack of coordination while performing voluntary movements, which may appear to be clumsiness, inaccuracy, or instability.
- (chemistry) The condition of a polymer in which the orientation of the subunits is random
- (obsolete) Disorder; irregularity.
- Synonym: (obsolete) dystaxia
- 1569, John Leslie, A Defence of the Honour of the Right Highe, Mightye and Noble Princesse Marie Quene of Scotlande, Rheims, Book 3,
- Ye frame an other argumente of inconueniences, as thowghe vnder the womans regimente, Ataxia, that ys to saye disorder moste commonlye creapethe in.
- 1614, Thomas Adams, The Devills Banket, London: Ralph Mab, The Second Service, Sermon 2, p. 51,
- Let not Gods eutaxie, Order, by our friuolous scruples be brought to ataxie, Confusion.
- 1640, Joseph Hall, Episcopacie by Divine Right, London: Nathanael Butter, Part 3, § 1, p. 212,
- Neither is there any Ataxie to bee feared in bringing in this distinction, betwixt Pastors and flock; It is an Eutaxie rather:
lack of coordination
ataxia f (plural ataxias)
- “ataxia” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.
ataxia f (uncountable)